Ten Kens - ‘For Posterity’ Album, Pre-Order Now
The second album from Toronto four-piece Ten Kens, For Posterity, is now up and available for pre-order in both CD and digital formats in the UK & Europe. You can purchase it now from the FatCat webstore.
As the title of the album suggests, this release sees them looking to the future, and pursuing a distinct artistic vision that takes inspiration from a range of disparate genres and movements, from the meditative experimentation of Psychedelia to the immediacy of Hardcore, steering them towards a bold new sound that is truly unique.
It is the range of contrasts which make For Posterity such an intriguing listen. Heavenly vocals appear hauntingly over dark sludgy guitars which then themselves provide a platform for a surprisingly spiky post-punk riff, or the prelude to a screaming deluge of noise. The band have maintained the ability to record an album with a sonic narrative, through the widescreen sense of drama that characterised their self-titled debut. However, whilst the musical intent of that was to make a tangible body of work, For Posterity feels more like a spirit, haunting the listener with a brooding dread that runs throughout the album and binds its contrasting musical elements together.
Having built up a reputation as a fearsome live act, Ten Kens are set to widen their remit for the release of the album, with US and European tours currently in the planning stages.
You can read more about For Posterity, listen to the album tracks and pre-order the record on our webstore.
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